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Why You Need To Travel Across New Zealand Before You’re 30

New Zealand is a hidden gem of pure natural beauty crossed with an endless amount of activities to do no matter the season. From skiing, to skydiving, to serene spa stays, the possibilities of travel in New Zealand are infinite – they’re much more than just a neighbour we like to rib every now and then. Beauty spans through both the North and South islands and so if you’re looking for a getaway, consider our very inspiring friends across the Tasman. We guarantee you’ll dread leaving by the time you’re done.

So to eliminate all fomo, we’ve teamed up with Wild Kiwi to give you some serious reasons to put your leave in, and hit up NZ ASAP as your next cheeky holiday destination.

Raw Untouched Beauty

New Zealand is hands down one of the most beautiful places on Earth. From glaciers to glow worm caves, and thousands of natural waterfalls and lakes, it’s the ultimate destination if you’re looking to get in touch with nature. Everywhere you turn is a range of stunning snow-capped mountains and crystal clear skies.

Animal lovers can seek the cutest of creatures living amongst nature. Dolphins, penguins, whales and seal lions live amongst New Zealand waters freely and of course, the national Kiwi bird. Oh, did we mention the sheep?

Thrill-Seeking Adventures For Days

If you’re an adrenaline junkie looking for your next hit, you’ve got plenty of blood-pumping options across the ditch. From the looks of this list, you can definitely look forward to plenty of daredevil-ish stunts that’ll leave you breathless.

Whether it’s skydiving, jet boating between glaciers, paragliding or the canyon swing, there are pretty endless options. But if you’d rather keep your feet on the ground, quad biking, whitewater rafting or mountain biking might be more your style. There’s something for everyone and there’s absolutely zero limits to how wild you wanna’ get.

 

Fresh AF Food And Wine

And when you’ve worked up a decent appetite throughout your adventures, you can be 100% sure that your next Kiwi meal is going to be up to some high standards. With rich soil and so much space to grow and raise produce, NZ is abundant in the home grown stuff. That covers both the food on your plate and the drink in your glass. New Zealand has some of the best wineries to offer and is famously known for its wickedly good bevs.

Surrounded by ocean, you’ll never be disappointed with New Zealand’s sea produce either. While the land-grown food is great, the ocean is a strong contender, with some of the freshest seafood worldwide. Right from the sea to your plate, as it should be. You’ll never have a tough time finding a spot to munch either, as New Zealand is full of incredible bars and restaurants.

Relaxation Heaven

Even if you’re not the adventurous type, New Zealand is made for maximum chill vibes. From natural hot springs to Japanese-inspired Onsen spas, and incredible health retreats, there’s a huge variety of options to get your zen on. Horseback riding is available for relaxing treks through nature, or if you’d rather stay in the cities, there are hundreds of incredible museums and galleries to visit to get your cultural fix. You might even want to grab some mates for an impromptu and highly encouraged picnic/BBQ in the mountains.

Whatever your idea of relaxation may be, you wont have an issue finding it.

Spectacular No Matter The Season

The best part about travelling to New Zealand is that you don’t need to look for certain seasons to travel. NZ is completely versatile and spectacularly stunning through every season.

Of course, if you’re wanting to chase the snow, head there in winter where you’ll find some of the best ski slopes available. Summer is sunny, warm and may be the perfect season if you’re looking to spend more time in the water. If you’re not looking for anything in particular, NZ is perfect through autumn and spring too. You’ll always catch sunshine and fresh air no matter the timing.

So whatever your style and taste may be, there’s something for you in New Zealand. Only a three hour flight from the east coast of Australia, there’s no reason not to go next time you’re looking for an ultra fun holiday.

If you’re looking for a way to travel New Zealand without stressing about the planning, our mates at Wild Kiwi have got you covered. Whether you wanna’ spend a few days or a few weeks travelling, they’ve got all the best spots sorted. With a team of guides and a small group of travellers alongside, you’ll experience the sounds, smells and sights of everything New Zealand. Sounds perfect, right? You can check out all their tours here, but make sure to get in fast, they’ve already sold out their first burst of packages for 2019!

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